Organized crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25203/all en Italy prosecutor wants mobsters, politicians to face trial over mafia talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-prosecutor-wants-mobsters-politicians-face-trial-over-maf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Jan 10 (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor on Thursday requested trial for 11 people, including mob bosses as well as police officers and politicians, accused of holding secret negotiations to stop a wave of deadly mafia bombings in the 1990s.</p> <p>Palermo prosecutor Antonino Di Matteo said senior politicians held talks with four Sicilian mafia bosses to try to end a string of bombings across Italy in 1992-1993 that killed 21 people, including judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-prosecutor-wants-mobsters-politicians-face-trial-over-maf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Italy Organized crime Sicilian Mafia Commission War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:45:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732849 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Elderly "Grandpa Hassan", 75, gunned down on Moscow street</p> <p>* Served jail time in Soviet era, survived assassination bids</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses, a 75-year-old nicknamed "Grandpa Hassan" who survived time in Soviet jails and assassination attempts, was shot dead on a Moscow street on Wednesday in what may have been a turf war, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735126 at http://www.globalpost.com Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses was shot dead on a street in central Moscow on Wednesday, law enforcement officials said, less than three years after he survived an assassination attempt.</p> <p>An unidentified gunman shot Aslan Usoyan, 75, known in the underworld of the ex-Soviet Union as "Grandpa Hassan", and he died shortly afterward in hospital, the federal Investigative Committee said. A woman suffered two gunshot wounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Law Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735140 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian mafia revenues much lower than thought - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/italian-mafia-revenues-much-lower-thought-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Crime pays much less than thought" - Transcrime</p> <p>* Mafia revenues equal 0.7 pct GDP - past study 10.9 pct</p> <p>* Criminal groups still a challenge, moving north</p> <p>By Stephen Jewkes</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Italy's organised crime networks take in around 10.5 billion euros ($13.96 billion) a year, a fraction of previous estimates of their turnover, a government-funded report said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/italian-mafia-revenues-much-lower-thought-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Organized crime Transnational organized crime Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:02:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735268 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican generals linked to drug gangs lose appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/mexican-generals-linked-drug-gangs-lose-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Mexican court said on Wednesday that two army generals, one retired and one still serving, should remain in jail and face trial in one of the highest-profile cases linking the military to organized crime.</p> <p>Retired General Tomas Angeles and General Roberto Dawe were arrested in May of last year and turned over to the country's organized crime unit for investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/mexican-generals-linked-drug-gangs-lose-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735379 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Coordinated Kabul suicide attack targets govt building http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds attack's end, final toll)</p> <p>By Hamid Shalizi</p> <p>KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an eight-hour assault on the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police on Monday, Afghan officials said, in the second coordinated attack on a government building in less than a week.</p> <p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the operation In which all five attackers and three traffic police officers were killed, interior ministry officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia Government of Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force Islamism Kabul Organized crime Taliban War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737075 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Britain says to act on North Africa terror threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK to give counter-terror, intelligence aid to Algeria</p> <p>* Considers giving more military assistance to France</p> <p>* But is cautious, won't intervene militarily in Africa</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would increase counter-terrorism and intelligence aid to Algeria and consider giving more help to France to fight Islamists in Mali, but ruled out any prospect of direct British military intervention in Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counter-terrorism Islam Law enforcement National security Organized crime War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737323 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Smuggling, soccer and the mafia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/insight-smuggling-soccer-and-the-mafia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Scherer</p> <p>ROSARNO, Italy, Jan 24 (Reuters) - When police went after mafia boss Francesco "The Fat Head" Pesce in southern Italy, they ended up with more than they bargained for: his local soccer team, Rosarnese.</p> <p>The semi-professional squad, controlled by the Pesce crime family for years, according to a clan member who turned state's witness in 2010, found itself placed under judicial control in 2011 and in need of new sponsors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/insight-smuggling-soccer-and-the-mafia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 'Ndrangheta Business Labor Law Organized crime Transnational organized crime Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738739 at http://www.globalpost.com France is "enemy number 1" for jihadists after Mali, judge says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/france-enemy-number-1-jihadists-after-mali-judge-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Increased terrorism threat is medium-term, judge says</p> <p>* France investigating links to Mali "terrorist" cells</p> <p>* Syrian war also a potential risk</p> <p>By Alexandria Sage and John Irish</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The rise of Islamist militants in Mali has been "a rallying cry" for potential jihadists in France, but an attack on French soil is unlikely in the short term, France's top anti-terrorism judge said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/france-enemy-number-1-jihadists-after-mali-judge-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamic terrorism Law Organized crime War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739597 at http://www.globalpost.com Crime boss suspects arrested at Russian birthday dinner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/crime-boss-suspects-arrested-at-russian-birthday-dinner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Four alleged crime bosses arrested in restaurant raid</p> <p>* Police say raid hits strategy meeting after slaying</p> <p>* Reputed godfather was shot dead in Moscow last week</p> <p>By Lidia Kelly and Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Police raided a restaurant near Moscow and arrested four alleged crime bosses and 19 others as they met to plan strategy after the killing of a criminal godfather known as Grandpa Hassan, the interior ministry said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/crime-boss-suspects-arrested-at-russian-birthday-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739987 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican vigilantes form tribunal for 55 detainees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/mexican-vigilantes-form-tribunal-55-detainees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Civilians who took up arms against criminals in southwestern Mexico formed a tribunal Thursday to try 55 people they detained for links to drug gangs and other charges.</p> <p>Hundreds of indigenous farmers have policed several towns in the state of Guerrero since January 6, when they grabbed rifles, put on masks and began to round up suspects to stop a wave of violence, kidnappings and extorsion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/mexican-vigilantes-form-tribunal-55-detainees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Organized crime Politics AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742548 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bomb attack kills 10 at Pakistan mosque: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/urgent-bomb-attack-kills-10-at-pakistan-mosque-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb exploded outside a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens of others as worshippers poured out after the main weekly prayers, officials said.</p> <p>The attack happened in the town of Hangu, which is close to Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border where Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds.</p> <p>str-jaf/jm/ao</p> Islam Islamism Organized crime War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742696 at http://www.globalpost.com US condemns Ankara embassy bombing: White House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-condemns-ankara-embassy-bombing-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House condemned a suicide bombing outside the US embassy in Ankara on Friday as a "terrorist attack," but said it did not yet know who was behind it.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said "we strongly condemn" the attack, which killed a Turkish security guard and wounded several other people.</p> <p>"A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror. It is a terrorist attack," said Carney.</p> <p>"However, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. The attack itself is clearly an act of terror."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-condemns-ankara-embassy-bombing-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Business Entertainment Environment Fear Health Organized crime Politics War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743371 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani girl shot by Taliban doing well after surgery -doctors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-doing-well-after-surgery-doctors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A Pakistani schoolgirl who underwent reconstructive surgery in Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban said on Monday she felt much better and was focused on her mission to help others.</p> <p>A team of doctors carried out a five-hour operation on fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai on Saturday to mend parts of her skull with a titanium plate and help restore hearing on her left side with a cochlear implant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-doing-well-after-surgery-doctors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Afghanistan Islamism Malala Yousufzai Organized crime Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745573 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Mafia fighter turns to politics, sees Monti as danger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/interview-mafia-fighter-turns-politics-sees-monti-danger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prosecutor says Italy's economy polluted by crime</p> <p>* Fears success by Monti</p> <p>* Says war against mafia has failed, must change</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Sicilian prosecutor Antonio Ingroia has left his job fighting the mafia to stand in Italy's election, saying politicians</p> <p>have totally failed to fight organised crime, corruption and tax evasion that are crippling the economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/interview-mafia-fighter-turns-politics-sees-monti-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonio Ingroia Italy Law Organized crime Prime Ministers of Italy War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747686 at http://www.globalpost.com